It’s a new year, and a new start for many of the families featured in Statesman Season for Caring. This week we’re highlighting the progress they have made since we introduced you to them on Nov. 27, and what needs the families still have.
Maricela Garcia is caring for her son Raymond, 9, who has Renpenning syndrome, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She wanted to be able to become a certified nursing assistant to better support him. Through a Season for Caring donation, she will be able to, and a gently used car will help her get there. She also has some new furniture including new beds from Factory Mattress.
She still has many items on her wish list.
- Help paying for more therapies for Raymond.
- Sign language lessons.
- An iPad to help Raymond communicate.
- Clothing for Raymond and Maricela.
- Amazon gift cards for therapy equipment.
- Pots and pans.
- Gift cards for H-E-B, Walmart and Target.
To find out more about the Garcia family or fulfill one of their needs, contact Foundation Communities, 512-610-7391, foundcom.org.
To make a financial donation, go to statesman.com/seasonforcaring or send a check to Season for Caring, P.O. Box 50066, Austin, Texas 78763-0066.